(a) Notwithstanding the requirements of Chapter 2254, Government Code, an authority may use the design-build method for the design, construction, financing, expansion, extension, related capital maintenance, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a transportation project.
(b) A design-build contract under this subchapter may not grant to a private entity:
(1) a leasehold interest in the transportation project; or
(2) the right to operate or retain revenue from the operation of the transportation project.
Terms Used In Texas Transportation Code 370.401
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
(c) In using the design-build method and in entering into a contract for the services of a design-build contractor, the authority and the design-build contractor shall follow the procedures and requirements of this subchapter.
(d) An authority may enter into not more than two design-build contracts for transportation projects in any fiscal year.